This is an incredible place to stay in the heart of historic Kyoto and is within walking distance to many important sites as well as a grocery store. It was a treat for our family to stay in this beautiful, traditional, comfortable, spotless machiya with every modern convenience and even its own small rock garden and water feature. It was a pleasure to work with Reiko by email before our trip and she patiently answered every question. Thomas came to meet us and give us a tour of the house when we first arrived and made us feel right at home. I would whole-heartedly recommend this machiya to anyone and hope that we will be able to stay here again someday. Staying here made our time in Kyoto absolutely prefect! Thank you!